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When scientists are trying to understand the disease and test treatments, they generally grow model cells on a flat plastic surface (think petri dish).(Unsplash)

Researchers use silkworm silk hoping for better treatment of muscle atrophy

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Researchers at the Utah State University recently used the silk from silkworm to grow skeletal muscle cells, improving on traditional methods of cell culture and hopefully leading to better treatments for muscle atrophy.
SMA is caused by mutations in the survival motor neuron (SMN) 1 gene, which codes for survival motor neuron protein.(Shutterstock)
SMA is caused by mutations in the survival motor neuron (SMN) 1 gene, which codes for survival motor neuron protein.(Shutterstock)

Children with spinal muscular atrophy should start treatment earlier

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:42 AM IST
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects motor neurons in the spinal cord, resulting in muscle atrophy and widespread weakness that eventually impairs swallowing and breathing.
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